Have you ever been puzzled, or perhaps even disturbed, by the contradictions found in the Psalms? The language can be beautifully exalted or brutally vindictive. Even the beloved Twenty-Third Psalm contains an element of taunting one-upmanship: “Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies.”
On Friday, our Supreme Court upheld once again the Affordable Care Act and we in the United Methodist church celebrate this decision. In a nation where health care access had been unavailable to millions of people for so long, we can now move forward toward a healthier population and a stronger society. The United Methodist Church and our California-Nevada Annual Conference have long-supported some kind of health care for all and, while battles over health care will continue, the direction of social change cannot be denied. Health care for all will make us a stronger nation.
Sierra Service Project (SSP) Participants Heading Out…
Several Youth and Adults are traveling to Smith River for Sierra Service project this summer. We are grateful for your donations to the Youth Program to help make these trips happen. We ask for your prayers for them.
Conscious Aging Program announces more opportunities.
The aging process brings to us the experiences of loss, changes in our bodies and minds, as well as other events. These trials often create a feeling of imbalance within us. Living, as we do, in a youth focused culture, we can find ourselves feeling inadequate to meet the challenges of daily living, as well as facing illness and dying. However, on the more positive side it is also a time that offers opportunity for spiritual, emotional and psychological progress.
The Youth continue selling stock for their Sierra Service Project (SSP) Mission Trip – only $20 per share. Junior and High School students will be attending programs this summer to help with construction and repair projects on Native American Reservations in the west.
Karla Lundin, Director of Young People’s Ministry, and Richard Pervorse, Maintenance and Security, will both be leaving FUMC at the end of June. Both Karla and Richard are Conference Lay Ministers.
Karla will be heading for the United Methodist Church in Hollister, CA where she will become the pastor. Richard and his wife, Jenn, and family will head to Oregon where Jenn will begin work with the Department of Interior.
You are invited to be a part of this year’s Vacation Bible School! This year VBS will take place Monday – Thursday, June 29 – July 2 from 5:30 – 8:00 p.m. with 3 nights of stories and a final night of Family Celebration.
A collaboration between Servant Hearts, the Sacramento LGBT Center, and First United Methodist Church of Sacramento. The Reconciling Committee at FUMC has organized to host these important times for gathering of LGBT Elders
If you would like to MARCH please be at the parking lot ( same as last year 2nd and N ) at 10:30 a.m.
This will be our 2nd year with a table/booth at the Gay Pride Parade. We’ve created a new banner for the event. We will be joining with several of our sister United Methodist Churches to proudly welcome LGBT people to see us as an open and loving community.
FUMC is a vibrant urban church and has been for over 165 years. As such, you might be asked for money from somebody you know or do not know. We respectfully request that you decline to give cash to individuals. If you are asked for money it is tasteful to reply, “I give money to support programs like Community Breakfast.” Why? Our purpose is to be the hands and hearts of Jesus Christ for the world. We live out this purpose by Knowing, Loving, and Serving. We pool our pledges and gifts for global and local purposes.